Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. IN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.